Canberra was spared the worst of the wild weather lashing the NSW coast on Sunday but still experienced a wet and windy weekend.
At least one planned community event was cancelled while others went ahead in the drizzle.
More than 11 millimetres of rain fell in the capital in the 24 hours before 9am Sunday and while the occasional drizzled followed it was not too cold with a top of about 17 degrees, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
It was wetter still further down the coast in Ulladulla, Nowra and Jervis Bay, where at least 18, 37.6 and 15.8 millimetres of rain fell during the day.
A spokeswoman from the ACT Emergency Services Agency said it had received 12 requests for assistance over the weekend.
But in some good news, it had not responded to any major incidents as of Sunday afternoon.
Most of those call outs were in response to leaky roofs, prompting the agency to remind Canberrans to stay on top of clearing the leaf litter from their gutters this autumn.
It also urged Canberrans to remain cautious given the prospect of more rain this week.
A severe weather warning was in place for the ACT for much of Sunday, forecasting possible heavy rainfall and damaging winds.
The Big Canberra Bike Ride was forced to cancel its 1000-rider-strong event amid warnings of expected heavy rain, flash flooding and strong winds.
"To have to cancel at the last minute because of a weather bomb is devastating," organisers Pedal Power ACT said on its Facebook page.
It was contacting riders about refunds and future plans.
The Colour Frenzy run held at Weston Park was nearly sold out ahead of time, and went ahead on Sunday with hundreds of people joining in.
The Hellenic Festival and the Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival also pressed on.
A raft of flood warnings was issued by the bureau down the coast of NSW, and the wild weather was forecast to continue into next week.
Sydney's main water catchment at the Warragamba Dam spilled over at the weekend, the first time in five years.
And extreme flooding at the Nepean River in NSW in a one-in-50-year event saw residents of western Penrith ordered to evacuate on Sunday.
Canberra's dams are near capacity, with Icon water's online graphs showing the combined Canberra-Queanbeyan dams are nearly 98 per cent full.
Angle Crossing over the Murrumbidgee River was closed on Sunday due to the weather.
The bureau predicts wind and rain to continue on Monday in Canberra before clearing up by the end of the week.